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NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectat
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> that former baylor basketball player who tried to extort money from robert griffin, iii pled guilty yesterday. back in june richard hurd contacted one of rg3's agents demanding a million bucks or he would release some as yet unvealed damaging information on the rookie. the agent called the police and hurd was later arrested. hurd is scheduled for a hearing november 21st and he could be facing two or three years behind bars. >>> the washington wizards will be without their floor general the beginni
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
momentum from president obama. both candidates will be squaring off against debate stand-ins, 2004 presidential candidate john kerry will stand in in the role of mitt romney and ohio senator rob portman will star as president obama. he also did it in john mccain's 2008 campaign. ahead of next week's debates, both sides have been lowering expectations. >> the president is, obviously, a very eloquent, gifted speaker. he'll do just fine. >> mitt romney has an advantage because he's been through 20 debates in the primaries oefrt the last year. >> barack obama is a very effective debater. >> we know governor romney is practicing for months. i think the invasion of normandy took less preparation than he's putting into the debates. >> i'm joined by the president of progress and former obama white house adviser and also with us is robert trainum. nera, you helped with hillary clinton's debate preps and you worked robert with with rick santorum and president bush. let's get to the heart of it, robert. both sides lowering expectations, but realistically how important is this debate for romne
Current
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
as he was yesterday in virginia. what a quinky dink. romney and obama both in ohio on the same day and both in virginia this week on the same day. do you think they're coordinating their schedules? maybe they ought to ride on the same bus. make things a lot easier, wouldn't it? we've got lots and lots to talk about here on the "full court press" today and lots you'll want to call about at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. peter ogborn and dan henning as always. team press here. >> happy friday. >> with cyprian bowlding on the cameras. >> nice to see you. >> bill: everything good. "saturday night live" had a lot of fun last night. they did a thursday special. they do this sometimes during presidential elections. and they've got this new guy who plays president obama. >> i like him. >> bill: jay pharaoh. he was touting his jobs record. he said who says i didn't create jobs. i created a lot of jobs. he was touting his jobs record. one woman in the audience told him that she's got a very important job. >> you what about you? how about you ma'am i saw your hand go up. what d
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. president obama in washington and both candidates are focus owning fund-raising less than a week before the first debate. political director john dickerson is here, and, john, clear out from this first debate, a chance for tens of millions of americans to watch these two guys side by side, what's your sense of the calculation of the race right now? >> the race right now, the momentum is with the president, he's doing well in the national polls and also in these battleground states. the most interesting battleground state is ohio, where it looks like there have been a consistent number of polls that shows the president pulling away ahead of mitt romney outside of the margin of error. things going well for the president. expectations couldn't be higher for mitt romney in debates. >> three new polls show obama with the lead in battleground states. >> in new hampshire and north carolina, and in nevada. what's interesting about nevada is that the president is going to be there for three days of debate preparation. nevada, an early voting state. not just about november 6th in nevada, and the
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama and i both care about poor and middle- class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> a new reuters poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 49% to 42%. the romney camp shows a much closer race. >> the romney camp is predicting the outcome of next week's debate. >> they have put out a memo that says this is the eighth presidential debate for president obama. romney has the issues on his side. president obama will likely emerge the winner. the debate will not decide the election, according to the memo. the obama camp was trying to keep expectations low. >> hillary clinton sat down with benjamin netanyahu on thursday after he drew a line in the sand nuclear program. the prime minister challenged world leaders to stop them. >> these are the facts. where should the red line be drawn? a redlined should be drawn right here. >> direct action against iran needs to be taken, said the prime minister. president obama said there's still time to resolve the issue through diplomacy. a man who is being blamed for setting off deadly raids is under arre
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 1:00am EDT
announcement. tavis: you and obama, i have seen them both now. >> i have met him, a very nice man. very nice man. i am voting for him. he is terrific. penny was written in bigger letters than carol. that only called me penny. in kindergarten i would not respond. they would say carol, and i did not respond. i don't know why they did it. tavis: your mother responded because you were sent home with a note saying we think your daughter is a little koo-koo because she does not respond. >> how would i know? was four or five years old. i could tap dance, but i could not read. tavis: use at a moment ago that you would not have a show business career were not for gary. that is very kind, and there may be some truth to that, but obviously have some talent in this. >> i could open a door, but once you go through, you've got to do it on your own. he is 10 years older than me. i was an only child until august 8. my brother and sister were both gone. i figured i would meet him. he is a great guy, and he did help me an awful lot. i landed on the odd couple because of jack luckman more than my brother, and
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
humor. both sides are focusing on very strong one liners, certainly obama people are expecting mitt romney to come with some prepared lines, and the truth is, for both men, this could be a game changer and so both men are working really hard prepping for it. the obama team has made a point of saying romney has prepped more than he has but obama's leaving on sunday for two or three day debate camp in nevada. they're prepping for it very hard. whether it's humor, whether it's one liners, they want their man to have their -- his best game on. >> ben, i want to ask you this, you don't have to mention doritos in your answer, isn't there a risk here that president obama feels like he's in the lead, like he's always been a cool, consistent speaker and he will pull back so far he might look sort of a little mellow in this debate? >> yeah. i think he's going to be -- it's a different situation. romney is going to be swinging and obama is going to be on defense. he doesn't want to screw up. >> we'll leave the word with buzz feed ben. follow this show on twitt twitter @nowwithalex for news and
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, looking to show a compassionate side. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and the president, that table behind him, with what he'd say if invited to yours. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation, we are moving forward again. >> reporter: and with that renewed push for romney to try to convince voters of his empathy, an image from the campaign of a young romney, a missionary overseas, missing his girlfriend. his heart then as romney works to show heart now. >> my heart aches for the people i've seen. i was, yesterday, with a woman who was emotional and she said, "look, i've been out of work since may." she was in her 50s. she said, i don't see any prospects. >> reporter: of course, the big debate less than a week away now. the president heads to nevada this weekend where senator kerry will play governor romney. and governor romney, we know, has already held mock debates. he will practice
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
offense against both obama and his media. and he continued, no president in my lifetime has been as vulnerable to humor as president obama. joan walsh -- >> the idea that this president has not been challenged in public, he was heckled by a reporter in the rose garden. he was heckled during a speech by joe wilson saying you lie. this is their wishful thinking and absolute -- >> effectively mocked, though. "saturday night live" only found somebody to play him. >> and i got to think -- did they read the "vanity fair" article. this is a guy dying to be in the -- this is a president who gets the most competitive folks to challenge him over and over again and unless you actually break his nose with your elbow he's going to bring you back again. he doesn't want deference. i suspect if romney tries to go large and go strong with this president, it might be an interesting set of debates. >> a great line in the michael lewis piece where they said what happens to the people who got soft on the president in these games and they said they don't get invited back. >> the point it it's true that o
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confirm today the gunman behind a deadly wor
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> they asked for a face shot and the next question will be can i have a full body shot? >> right now you probably not what sexting is. it's sending racy or nude pictures via text. >> a young woman tells our mike hydek how one picture is having consequences for her. >> it was full body and i wish to this day i hadn't sent it because it changes everything. >> this girl says a bitter ex- boyfriend shared her sexting photos with other students after a breakup. the shame and embarrassment led to
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
he's blind in hundred eye. >>> for the third day in a row, both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning in the very same state. today it was virginia, and that's one ever the states that will decide who wins in november. speaking of veterans at an american legion post in springfield, they attacked proposed cuts to the defense budgets. >> and the idea of committing our military commitment by a trillion dollars is unthinkable. >> and according to a recent cbs news poll, president obama holds a 4-point advantage over romney. the president meantime spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and he used romney's tax return to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody that makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't move. vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama won virginia back in '08, but that state had gone for republican candidates since the previous presidential election. >>> and, of course, there are six more days of campaigning le
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
campaign trail one day after both appeared in virginia. president obama will attend three campaign events in the district while mitt romney will visit pennsylvania and massachusetts. this comes on the heels of a memo that was distributed to surrogates. beth meyers outlines a series of reasons they think the president will emerge as the winner of the first debate. president obama is one of the most talented political communicators and modern history and this would be his eighth presidential debate while mitt romney's first. the campaign insists the debates will not decide the election. >> linda bell is live from bloomberg headquarters. >> after two weeks of flight delays for american airlines on-time arrivals are starting to improve. the carrier is threatening legal action against union pilots saying they are slowing down operations and hurting the bottom line. they have been going on since september 14. something to keep in mind if you fly united. uil will start replacing their outdated equipment beginning on monday. united suffered from multiple technical problems after a update i
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
next opportunity and the last opportunity for mitt romney to make this case. both sides have elised memos. this is beth myers of the romney campaign. this is what she says in part. it's clear that president obama will use his ample rhett for cal gifts in debating experience at one end. we expect a 90-minute attack ad. david axelrod not to be outdone by the obama campaign. saying we expect mitt romney to be prepared, disciplined and aaggressive. the first debate generally favor challengers. both sides are trying to manage expectations here? >> absolutely. >> this guy's really good. >> how do we get in the ring with him all of a sudden? >> right. >> they're skilled on their feet. that's how they got this far. i don't know that the second and third debate will matter that much for governor romney if there isn't something significant out of debate number one. >> i agree. >> it's not because of the president is running ahead now. people are voting now. what those polls tell us is this the way it's going down as we speak. >> david, what do you think? do you think that the debate next wedn
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> in the past hour we learned that both president obama and romney spoke by phone today with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the white house says the call was part of their regular consultations in that the two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the white house says that the two leaders took note of the close cooperation and coordination between the united states and israel regarding the threat posed by iran and its nuclear program. mitt romney spoke with prime minister netanyahu less than an hour ago between campaign stops in pennsylvania. the calls follow prime minister netanyahu's u.n. speech yesterday, of course, where he dramatically drew that red line for stopping iran's nuclear program. up next right here, the rnc cutting ties with a consulting firm that's under investigation for voter fraud. nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isakoff has details on that. first, billionaire announcing a major donation to the pro-obama super-pac. it's one of the things we thought y
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
sure that seniors get the same level of benefits they're getting now. >> both obama and romney agree that health care needs to be more affordable. they just disagree about how to do that. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] on of his bigst supporters. [ female an with cisco at the center... working together has ner worked so well. the ones who make us laugh, onesng shlder to lean on, the ones we're named after, and the oned after us. it takes all kinds of good to make a family. at n york life, everything we do is to help you keep good going we know yo krisenow yoearly... and work late,with not enough sn between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, rit w. and how things aren't... st younymore. ucinthe all-new,ren't... smaring. >>> i know
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
they're getting now. >> both obama and romney agree that health care needs to be more affordable. they just disagree about how to do that. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. the ones who make us laugh, the ones with the strong shoulder to lean on, the ones we're named after, and the ones named after us. it takes all kinds of good to make a family. at new york life, everything we do is to help you keep good going. >>> i know they're out there chanting at his events four more years. let me ask you this. do you want four more years with 23 million people struggling to find a job? >> you know, that's the kind of thing we hear a lot,
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> welcome back. 6:22. your weather first. showers across the bay pulling away. we'll get into a decent portion of the day before some rain may return later. here's a look outside quickly on the michael & son weather camera. breaks in the cloud cover looking east. mid 70s by noon with a chance for some showers and storms late. highs around 80. >>> this could be the weekend. the nationals win their first division title since they move to washington. >> the nats open a series tonight with the card naturals in st. lou -- car
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
lawmakers are stepping up pressure now on the obama administration, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle we should point out including john kerry. they want to reveal all the details of the deadly libyan attack. after two weeks of continuous clanking stories on this, arizona senator john mccain says it is disgraceful that the white house blamedded attack initially on quote, spontaneous protests. here he is. >> the thing that is disturbing about this naivete, the fundamental ignorance of warfare. look, this was an attack on its face. heavy weapons, mortars, a, well-synchronized direct fire and indirect fire attack. the thing that is really scary about it is, that the people in the region believe the united states is weak and withdrawing. martha: john bolton joins me now, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. fox news contributor. is he right? >> absolutely. look, i think there are only two explanations for the administration's performance. one they're engaged in a cover-up because it is politically inconvenient to find terrorism not defeated as the president has said. the other is that
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
fired up people are at the bases of both of these parties. it looks like the obama camp there is gaining a lot of traction as well. >> it was a 10 point lead in terms of great interest now it's a 4-point lead. this all tracks with the sense that the election is moving in obama's direction, which is why this debate next wednesday, the first presidential debate is so information, because it rile is romney's last, best chance to change the dynamic: people ask me how does very to do it. i think it's very similar people. tens of millions are americans will be watching that debate. after that they have to say, i was for obama, now i think i'm for romney. he if he can achieve that. it doesn't have to be a knockout. people have to have a second thought. i thought i was for the president, and now i'm not. if he will have achieved that that will be a very sec full bee date for him. and that is a tall order. martha: some pry people away that are already decided is a more middable task for mitt romney. you can read this their press releases that the romney camp is working hard to lower the e
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
is a tremendous level of expectation setting. i think they're both right and wrong. president obama has done this before, but i think there are legitimate concerns about howl's do. mitt romney has never done it on this stage before, that's a legitimate concern. you're going to continue to hear it for five days. >> melissa, there are some truths. for a challenger, first time on stage with the president, it helps them, you have seen it, monday dale with reagan, john kerry with bush, it helps elevate them. there were times it didn't, bob dole first time didn't help him. >> that's a special case, hard to be on stage with president clinton have that turn out well, he is particularly uniquely capable of drawing in an audience. >> people thought that of reagan, he had a bad first outing. >> rag had eagan had an age thi. clinton is extraordinary. i think debates are so different at this moment in a campaign. we have folks calling this campaign the early voting has started, the sense that this is, you know, still sort of a meaningful contribution is up for grabs. >> mike, watching one of the
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning for votes. president obama stumped for votes in virginia beach. an area with a large military population. >> it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. >> reporter: while mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburbs. >> we will make sure and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take home pay again. we are going to make sure we have a military that is second to none. i will do those things. >> reporter: right now the president has the edge in the key battleground states include vag va where he is ahead by 4 points. romney told abc's david muir, he is not deterred by the numbers. >> well i am very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls. frankly at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: it is not really early. in fact, voting is already under way. voters in iowa started heading to the polls. next tuesday voters in ohio can do the same.
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 1:00am EDT
not paid uln d it >> thank you both for joining me tonight. >> coming up. team romney is praising president obama now. they are, weill show you why thre dnganazdd aiken. mitt romney was in favor of the vietnam war and the draft that sent americans to their death but he was not in favor observing in vietnam himself. he wasaught a lesson said abouthmoraty of s nddu tie period by a veteran of that war who taught him a lesson about the people romney thinks of as the takers he thinks are dependant on government. that is comingp. [ horse neighs ] look! she wears the scarlet markings! [ man ] out! your kind is not welcome here! nor your odd predilections! miracle whip is tangy and sweet, not odd. [ man ] it's evil! she speaketh the truth! [ crowd gasps ] [ woman ] reverend? ♪ can i have some? ♪ >>> why is tearomney sudnly praising team obama? t ginouy romney world is suddenly praising obama. the answer coming up next. >>> there are 47% of the people that vote for the president. 47%% that are with him and amerans believe they should be in chargof their own future. w r more than 116 ye
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
on. both president obama and mitt romney are expected to speak with prime minister benjamin netanyahu, following the leader's impassioned plea for action against iran. netanyahu tried to make as clear as possible why he believes iran's nuclear program must be stopped sooner rather than later. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> with me now, msnbc special correspondent, tom brokaw. you have seen a lot of u.n. speeches. >> jon stewart teed it up saying it looks like a wiley coyote cartoon. this is a serious issue. seems the way the prime minister presented it before the united nations. >> had an american president did something like this, what would the reaction be? i am sort of shell shocked. >> take the two candidates, think about what they would have said if president obama had done something like that. >> george w. bush. >> from the right or george w. bush, or if mitt romney made a speech and held up that kind of a bomb and drew the line. it boggles the mind. these are s
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
barack obama, which was this date four years ago, the focus was the war. in fact, both wars. >> do you, senator mccain, much has been said about the lessons of vietnam. what do you see as the lessons of iraq? >> i think the lessons of iraq are very clear that you cannot have a failed strategy. thanks to this great general david pa tray yous, they are succeeding and winning in iraq. >> whether we should have gone into the war in the first place. six years ago i stood up and opposed this war. we hadn't finished the job in afghanistan. we hadn't caught bin laden. we hadn't put al qaeda to rest. and as a consequence, i thought that it was going to be a distraction. now, senator mccain and president bush had a very different judgment. >> so that was this date, 40 days out from the election in '08 and 40 days out from the election in '04. in '04 the campaign was consumed with the debate over at least one of our wars. 40 days out from the election in '08, in the midst of the financial meltdown the campaign was consumed with both of the wars. now it's 2012 and we're 40 days out from the el
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
both for joining me tonight. >> coming up. team romney is praising president obama now. they are, we will show you why they are doing it and crazyed td aiken. mitt romney was in favor of the vietnam war and the draft that sent americans to their death but he was not in favor observing in vietnam himself. he was taught a lesson said about the morality of his conduct during the vietnam period by a veteran of that war who taught him a lesson about the people romney thinks of as the takers he thinks are dependant on government. that is coming up. [ horse neighs ] look! she wears the scarlet markings! [ man ] out! your kind is not welcome here! nor your odd predilections! miracle whip is tangy and sweet, not odd. [ man ] it's evil! if you'd try it, you'd know. she speaketh the truth! [ crowd gasps ] [ woman ] reverend? ♪ can i have some? ♪ oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call o
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 1:00am PDT
no one wants to test it. you see, you want to -- >> president obama and mitt romney both making their case to veterans in virginia today. the president talking about ending our trillion-dollar wars, at least eventually, and his opponent talking about ronald reagan. joining us now, john stanton, washington bureau chief at "buzz feed" and it's been way too long since we've had you on show. congratulations on your move,vy way, how is "buzz feed"? >> it's awe? >> one of the things you did around the convention is you greyhound bused down there, and sort of went out of your way to talk to regular on the street folks who were not necessarily getting, having their opinions plundered by pundits. when you're doing sort of "man on the street" talking to people about politics, do people ever talk about the wars? >> they do. talking, particularly, i was in savannah and talking to church people that were feeding the working poor and homeless people. there were a lot of veterans there. some of the people i talked to on the bus were veterans. they feel like their plight as the working poor in
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
repeal of obama care. let's watch this. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama care because it represents the worst of both worlds. i had a feeling there would be mixed reaction, so let me get into it. it weakens medicare for today's seniors and puts it at risk for the next generation. >> well, not too popular there. now we've got the poll that is put concrete numbers behind those boos. a new poll by "the washington post" and the kaiser family foundation shows that medicare trails only the economy as the top voting issue in the swing states of florida, ohio, and virginia. and among voters who say medicare is extremely important to their vote, obama swamps romney by, get this, 13 points. when voters in those states were asked a similar question, woman they trusted to deal with the medicare program, obama again trumps romney in all the polls. in ohio obama leads romney on medicare by 19. in florida, 15. in virginia, 13. other polls have shown president obama's advantage on medicare has grown significantly since ryan joined the ticket. so let's go back to this agai
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
until the first debate between president obama and mitt romney and both will be spending the weekend getting ready. the president will be in nevada this weekend for his preparation. romney campaign trying to lower expectations, released a memo yesterday, calling the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. romney's team goes on to add the debates will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the new map app. apple ended its
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
conflicts, both that will likely require the continue assistance of the u.n. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> as both presidential candidates make their way across battleground states, aew n news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama leading mitt romy in new hampshire. they're neck and neck in nevada and north carolina. tracie potts joins us in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: as we've seen in est oba seems to have a healthy lead in states like ohio and even florida. but in others, it's much closer. >> just getting elected will help. >> reporter: mitt romney's message to donors last night as polls show a tight race in neva and north carolina ro'sywo points behind president obama there. but seven points behind in new hampshire. >> now your job is in danger. >> reporter: both sides came out swinging with newampaign ads thursday. >> if i could sit down with you in yr living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say -- >>or wdn virginia beach was something new, something he calls economic patriotism. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belie
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
then they can make a more informed choice. >> reporter: while both candidates are practicing in private, president obama held a closed-door session this afternoon. and publicly their campaigns are showering the opponents with praise. a message from one expert outlines romney's skills as a prepared, aggressive, debater. the romney campaign is touting president obama's natural gifts and the extensive seasoning under the bright lights of the bright stage. today, in a mock debate, senator john kerry dismissed the idea that the republican nominee is an experienced debater, pointing to more than 20 debates. >> oh please, just give me 20 breaks, not just one. >> reporter: but analysts saying given the state of the race, the burden may be on the challenger. >> he has to do something to get people to take a deep breath, and say wait a minute, well, i thought i made a decision about supporting the president but maybe i better look a second time at mitt romney, that is what he needs to do. >> reporter: and one other thing on today's flight this evening, mitt romney said that people tend to
KICU
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
obama and republican mitt romney were campaigning in the same state. yesterday it was ohio. today both spent time in virginia where the economy remains a dominant issue. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated, and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years. all right. >> romney also making while reaching out to veterans and service members. >> my opponent thinks it's fair for somebody who makes $20 million a year like him pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. >> president obama was in virginia beach. he also talked to veterans and service members who spent 40 days now left for the election both candidates are spending the bulk of their time campaigning in swing states. >>> the california transportation commission today allocated $40 million caltrain to modernize track and eventually integrate into california's high speed rail project. the money will go toward a new high-tech signal system that prevents collisions and enforces speed restrictions. it also optimizes a number per h
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >> dr. phil: today the man who just brought jerry sandusky back into the headlines with shocking new allegations is speaking out. greg says he went from being a troubled kid, looking for a mentor to a child prostitute who was swapped like baseball cards between members of a high-profile tri-state pedophile ring. a ring he says jerry sandusky was part of. now, greg says he and other boys would have sex with older men for things most little boys took for granted like a bicycle or money to go to
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
. >> back to our top story about lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. demanding answers from the obama administration on the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. that claimed four american lives. with election day, roughly five weeks away, the question is whether the situation in libya and the accusations of a cover-up by the administration is what we now know is a terror attack, mounted this election season's october surprise. the term was coined in 1980 when some believe that jimmy carter was planning a last minute gear to secure the release of american hostages in iran. saying that they refused to free the hostages until after the presidential elections. in october 30 headline reading hostage debate postponed. in the end, the hostages were freed within minutes of ronald reagan's inauguration. in 1992 when an independent counsel announced the indictment questioning president george w. bush's role. he wound up losing that election to president clinton. eight years later, his son faces own october surprise. d been arrestede election day, for drunk driving decades earlier. despite the h
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
president's benefits. it will probably be a political net plus for both obama. >> i don't think obama would act immaturely i'm not for any reason whatsoever. >> you should see the libyan people themselves come out and make a very strong statement. we want justice and galicia attacking the next day. >> there is a question -- and we know from cnn's reporting, but it was found in ambassador steven's diary and believed that he was an al qaeda terror hitless. there was a question about whether he communicated that to his state department. as one would assume he would have. you just have to believe that the ambassador is afraid for his life and believes he is on a hitless and there was no discussion without with this bosses. now they want to see communication between mr. stevens and the state department prior to his murder and if there is a communication that shows the state department and the 9/11 anniversary, have he is an adequately protected, he is on the ground and trying to target the consulate, might that not have some political ramifications? >> the political ramifications will come
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
even. this gets updated daily at about 9:30 a.m. they have obama and romney both up 46% nationwide. with leanders, 48% a piece. the swing state tracking poll is tied as well at 46%. this is from rasmussen reports. scott, a republican in colorado springs. hello, scott. what do you think about the campaign media coverage so far? caller: it's a joke. they are all totally biased. the thing that really gets me is that you have these various news view" andbama on 'the letterman. he won't go on fox. he avoids the tough ques tions. it's just as bad here in colorado as anywhere else. i hope when they have the debate in denver that they ask the tough questions. people need answers. this foreign-policy mass, -- mess, he always watns transparency. host: you're in a swing state. are you seeing a lot of commercials? caller: i go back and forth between denver and the suburbs. when they go out and do the polls, they're finding out that they're asking more democrats and coming back with a 10 point lead. from what i've seen, they're trying to go back to the 2008 turn out. host: that was got from col
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
, as both presidential candidates make their way across battleground states, a new nbc news wall street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. the two, however, are neck in >> reporter: earlier this week we were reporting new numbers for ohio and florida where president obama had a lead. new polls tell us in some battleground states it's much closer. mitt romney's message to donors last night. romney is only two points behind president obama there, but seven points behind in new hampshire. >> now your job is in danger. >> reporter: both sides came out swinging with new campaign ads on thursday. >> if i could sit down around with you at your kitchen table, here is what i would say. >> reporter: something new called economic patriotism. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> romney saying the nation's debt is more than just paper. >> that is held by somebody. someone holds that. >> reporter: even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
his film was posted on youtube back in july. >> this is the final weekend before president obama and mitt romney face off in their first debate. the stakes are high and both men will likely spend the next few days mixing campaign debate with campaign preparation. >> 5:11. sometimes there is a quick fix when you're hungry. >> from the best hamburger to the best french fries. >> reports of an accident on 95 through howard county. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. happy friday. not a bad start. the roads are wet. one problem on southbound 95 at 198. word of a possible accident with lane closures. 295 checks out ok. perhaps take that as an alternate to 95. monument street is closed becau
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
on the part of both president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, to have a serious second look at sanctions, to try to figure out what additional economic measures are necessary to bring iran's nuclear program to heel. i think that, to a large extempt, is going to determine whether there is military action against iran. quite simply, the sanctions we've applied so far are not having the requisite impact on iran, and more needs to be done. jenna: that was a very interesting editorial in the ine washington post" this week, you said just to review for our viewers, the sanctions are working in some ways, they're not working in others, and can they need to be enforced greater, in your opinion. let's talk about what the american people should expect or trust in this process. you know, why should the american people trust diplomacy when it comes to iran? has there been any evidence that sanctions or diplomacy in the past has worked with this regime and this country? >> well, those are two separate things, and it's clear that diplomacy, at least as attempted by this adminis
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